Yes, it’s that man Shakespeare again. I thought I’d continue the theme from my last post for this challenge.
These windows belong to The Shakespeare’s Head pub in Fouberts Place, just off Carnaby Street in London.
The pub was built in 1735 and was originally owned, apparently, by Thomas & John Shakespeare, who were distant relatives of the famous poet. Peeping from a high window is a life size bust of Shakespeare. If you look carefully at the close-up below you’ll see that a hand is missing, damage incurred during World War II.
The pub sign hanging below the man himself is a reproduction of Martin Droeshouts’ portrait of Shakespeare painted when the poet was at the height of his genius.
Posted as part of the Thursday Lingering Look at Windows.